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Swordfish941 05-20-2013 12:08 AM

I've been watching Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged and I have to say that it's freakin' hilarious and whoever does Kuwabara's voice nailed it on the head. I'm now patiently waiting for them to do abridged version of the Dark Tournament.

Excalibur 05-20-2013 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Swordfish941 (Post 39086)
I've been watching Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged and I have to say that it's freakin' hilarious and whoever does Kuwabara's voice nailed it on the head. I'm now patiently waiting for them to do abridged version of the Dark Tournament.

Look like Dragonball Z abridged and Hellsing Ultimate Abridged

funkychinaman 05-20-2013 08:15 PM

Is it too much to hope that this bucks the trend of video games-turned-movies and not be terrible?

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=104453

Chitoryu12 05-21-2013 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 39048)
I've watched a lot of crappy films to finish incomplete pages on the site, but I draw the line at Uwe Boll movies.

I actually went and watched Rampage. It was actually passable, if a little bare bones. The guy playing the psycho spree killer was a pretty good actor as well. My biggest complaint is the overuse of shaky cam made it almost unwatchable.

Evil Tim 05-21-2013 06:06 PM

Just watch the XboxOne reveal trailer. Barely any gameplay, lots of wittering about it being a TV, and it looks like an 80s VCR. :rolleyes:

funkychinaman 05-21-2013 06:33 PM

Ugh, a fee for used games?

Evil Tim 05-21-2013 06:38 PM

Yup, and a new Call of Duty starring a dog. And seemingly set after a meteor shower.

funkychinaman 05-21-2013 06:46 PM

No backwards compatibility and you can't bring over your XBLA purchased games. But I can understand that based on technical issues. I'd gladly pay an extra hundred bucks for a plugin module that would allow it though.

Evil Tim 05-21-2013 06:54 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...6.png~original

Seriously.

funkychinaman 05-21-2013 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 39102)

I don't doubt it. But do we know if Sony will insist on the same?

Evil Tim 05-21-2013 07:17 PM

IIRC the PS4 isn't always-online to the extent that the Xbox!1 is, so I don't think so.

funkychinaman 05-21-2013 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 39104)
IIRC the PS4 isn't always-online to the extent that the Xbox!1 is, so I don't think so.

I think they said that always online would be based on what the game needed.

Excalibur 05-21-2013 10:12 PM

Damn, I don't think I am getting the new XBOX when it is cheaper.

In comparison

PS4
・CPU: Jaguar 8 Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
・GPU: Radeon GPU @ 1.84TFLOPS
・Memory: 8GB GDDR5 @ 176GB/s
■Features:
・Backwards compatible with previous PS* games
・Can remote play on PSV
・PlayStation Eye
・Supposedly plays used games
・Est. price: $300-$500
・Has a Share button!

Xbox One
・CPU: Jaguar 8 Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
・GPU: D3D 11.1 GPU @ 1.2TFLOPS
・Memory: 8GB DDR3 @ 68GB/s
■Features:
・No backwards compatibility
・Now has Blu-ray & TV support, in the US at least
・Kinect
・Plays used games if you pay again
・Est. price: $300-$500
・Has Windows 8!

funkychinaman 05-22-2013 06:28 AM

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...-summit-524638

Quite a vote of confidence for RED 2.

funkychinaman 05-23-2013 07:55 PM

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...-reboot-533478

I wonder if anyone has tracked the success of reboots in the past five years. The Red Dawn, Total Recall, and Dredd reboots all tanked, I'm trying to recall if there have been any successes.

commando552 05-23-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 39119)
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...-reboot-533478

I wonder if anyone has tracked the success of reboots in the past five years. The Red Dawn, Total Recall, and Dredd reboots all tanked, I'm trying to recall if there have been any successes.

From a quick search, the only reboots that have made over $100,000,000 (that is just the arbitrary point I picked) are The Amazing Spider Man and Robin Hood. There are a few other things like films that are only kind of a sequel like The Incredible Hulk, or sequels that are far in the future like Tron Legacy and Terminator Salvation, but there are not really reboots. TBH I was amazed whilst looking through how small a percentage of films are actually an original IP as opposed to a sequel, reboot or based on a true story or other media. Probably only 1 in 4 is an original idea, if that.

funkychinaman 05-23-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by commando552 (Post 39121)
From a quick search, the only reboots that have made over $100,000,000 (that is just the arbitrary point I picked) are The Amazing Spider Man and Robin Hood. There are a few other things like films that are only kind of a sequel like The Incredible Hulk, or sequels that are far in the future like Tron Legacy and Terminator Salvation, but there are not really reboots. TBH I was amazed whilst looking through how small a percentage of films are actually an original IP as opposed to a sequel, reboot or based on a true story or other media. Probably only 1 in 4 is an original idea, if that.

I don't know if I'd really count Amazing Spider Man and Robin Hood. They've existed as IP for decades (and centuries) and these are just the latest movies that have been made. When I think "remake," I'm thinking of films based on just that one previous film. Maybe I should limit it to remakes or reboots of stuff that have come out in my lifetime. For example, Oceans Eleven, 3:10 to Yuma and True Grit did pretty well.

commando552 05-23-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 39122)
I don't know if I'd really count Amazing Spider Man and Robin Hood. They've existed as IP for decades (and centuries) and these are just the latest movies that have been made. When I think "remake," I'm thinking of films based on just that one previous film. Maybe I should limit it to remakes or reboots of stuff that have come out in my lifetime. For example, Oceans Eleven, 3:10 to Yuma and True Grit did pretty well.

Those were the only two I could instantly see, and like you said even those aren't really "remakes". Similarly with True Grit, that wasn't just a film, it was originally a book (which I believe is more what the recent movie was based on rather than the John Wayne one from the 60s). It's really bugging me that every article I fins listing successful reboots is comprised pretty much entirely of stuff that is already an adaptation (Batman Begins, Amazing Spiderman, Casino Royal) or isn't really a reboot (like Rise of the Planet of the Apes or The Incredible Hulk).

However I did learn that The Departed is a remake of the Hong Kong made Infernal Afairs, which I didn't know before, so that can go on the list of successful remakes. I suppose the secret is to remake stuff that nobody has seen, and most people ain't seen Timecop...

funkychinaman 05-23-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by commando552 (Post 39123)
Those were the only two I could instantly see, and like you said even those aren't really "remakes". Similarly with True Grit, that wasn't just a film, it was originally a book (which I believe is more what the recent movie was based on rather than the John Wayne one from the 60s). It's really bugging me that every article I fins listing successful reboots is comprised pretty much entirely of stuff that is already an adaptation (Batman Begins, Amazing Spiderman, Casino Royal) or isn't really a reboot (like Rise of the Planet of the Apes or The Incredible Hulk).

However I did learn that The Departed is a remake of the Hong Kong made Infernal Afairs, which I didn't know before, so that can go on the list of successful remakes. I suppose the secret is to remake stuff that nobody has seen, and most people ain't seen Timecop...

I think that may be the key. Total Recall and Red Dawn are on TV all the time here and are well liked. (Infernal Affairs is really good, you should see it.)

funkychinaman 05-24-2013 01:13 AM

http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/1...or-used-games/

I certainly hope this is true.

Edit:

It's looking more and more likely that this is BS. What a pity.

Spartan198 05-24-2013 02:33 AM

Imagine if auto manufacturers started charging "fees" to operate a used car that one buys from a private party or dealer and how the entire country would be in such an uproar over it. Used games (and DVDs and TVs and computers and everything else) are no different.

funkychinaman 05-24-2013 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 39128)
Imagine if auto manufacturers started charging "fees" to operate a used car that one buys from a private party or dealer and how the entire country would be in such an uproar over it. Used games (and DVDs and TVs and computers and everything else) are no different.

It's funny that the recording and movie industries loves using the car analogy, and yet the game industry doesn't understand it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0CkJgHKEY8

I wonder why we don't hear the RIAA or the MPAA whine about used CDs and DVDs/BDs.

The Wierd It 05-24-2013 06:50 AM

And the list of reasons why I'm planning to jump to PS4 for the eighth generation just got a bit longer. >.<

Then again Sony believes in charging people to play games they already own, so...

commando552 05-24-2013 09:15 AM

If there is no fee, then my guess is that they have changed it since the presentation due to the massive negative backlash. Firstly, if something didn't have a negative feature that a lot of people were dreading that it had, there is no way you wouldn't mention it in the presentation. Secondly, it wasn't just one outlet getting the wrong end of the stick, it is my understanding that due to the fact it wasn't mentioned during the presentation people in the room asked afterwards and they were all told that there would be a fee. Also, I don't get how there couldn't be a fee or something, otherwise they have shot themselves in the foot with the full install onto the drive without requiring the disk.

Evil Tim 05-25-2013 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by The Wierd It (Post 39133)
And the list of reasons why I'm planning to jump to PS4 for the eighth generation just got a bit longer. >.<

I've got another one for you, you apparently can't turn the microphone off.

Didn't Orwell already write about this?

The Wierd It 05-25-2013 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 39140)
I've got another one for you, you apparently can't turn the microphone off.

Didn't Orwell already write about this?

First the Blair government and now Microsoft. When will people learn 1984 was meant to be a warning, not a blueprint?

Spartan198 05-25-2013 08:58 AM

Is the microphone built into the console or is it just an accessory you can, you know, just not plug in?

If this is already widely known info here, forgive me as I'm not planning to upgrade anytime soon due to the fact that I want a game console, not an entire home media system, and am not really following new console development. Seriously, if Sony and Microsoft were to cut a lot of these stupid new features out, they could give people the backwards compatibility that most want and not have to charge the price of a small car for the damned thing. -_-

funkychinaman 05-25-2013 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 39142)
Is the microphone built into the console or is it just an accessory you can, you know, just not plug in?

If this is already widely known info here, forgive me as I'm not planning to upgrade anytime soon due to the fact that I want a game console, not an entire home media system, and am not really following new console development. Seriously, if Sony and Microsoft were to cut a lot of these stupid new features out, they could give people the backwards compatibility that most want and not have to charge the price of a small car for the damned thing. -_-

I actually went out of my way to not use my Xbox as a multimedia device. First, it's loud, and more importantly, I didn't want to use it for any longer than I had to because I don't want to wear it out as quickly. I got a Roku and a WD Live to handle streaming. Both of them do the job better, and quieter.

I know I'm in the minority though. Netflix streaming via console accounted for 20% of internet usage as early as 2011, I'm sure it's only increased since then.

As for Kinect, it's not really easier than just using a normal remote. Given the choice of waving my arms, shouting at my TV, or just pressing a button with my thumb, it's not a difficult choice.

funkychinaman 05-25-2013 09:25 AM

Personally, I think the creepiest part of XBONE is the fact that not only is Kinect always on, it will be able to determine your heart rate. So it can not only see and hear you, but also tell if you're lying.

Evil Tim 05-25-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 39144)
Personally, I think the creepiest part of XBONE is the fact that not only is Kinect always on, it will be able to determine your heart rate. So it can not only see and hear you, but also tell if you're lying.

"Xbox, off."

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

Edit: This too is a real thing.

Spartan198 05-25-2013 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 39145)

Achievements for watching TV? Are they fucking kidding? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I'm already uncomfortable enough with everybody on earth being able to see at a button's click what games I play, now those same people will be able to know at a button's click what I watch on TV?

http://youknowyoucare.com/wp-content...re-356x260.png

Evil Tim 05-28-2013 06:45 PM

Keeps getting better: Xbox1 will only work if it's online and the Kinect voice authorisation means you can't even turn it on unless the owner (of the Live account, so no multiple logins) is present to tell it to switch on.

It's like they're trying to outdo Sony's attempts to sabotage the PS3's launch last generation. "We're not going to do ANYTHING right!"

The Wierd It 05-28-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 39152)
Keeps getting better: Xbox1 will only work if it's online and the Kinect voice authorisation means you can't even turn it on unless the owner (of the Live account, so no multiple logins) is present to tell it to switch on.

It's like they're trying to outdo Sony's attempts to sabotage the PS3's launch last generation. "We're not going to do ANYTHING right!"

So ALWAYS ONLINE is a thing now after all.


Good bye, any chance of my buying an XB1.

Excalibur 05-30-2013 05:04 AM

Here's a video series of a feminist about female tropes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6p5A...FO7wRQ&index=2

and here are the counter arguments which have more points, one of the video is also done by a woman so that it's more gender balanced.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJeX6...FO7wRQ&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...ihi5rB_Ek&NR=1

funkychinaman 05-31-2013 04:31 PM

https://help.ea.com/article/online-p...n-discontinued

On the plus side, I can finally play my copy of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit online now. On the down side, I actually was okay with the concept. I got to play the campaign for whatever I paid for the used game (basically, whatever was on the physical disk that I bought), and EA got their ten bucks if I decided to use their servers to play online. Companies like EA (voted Worst Company in America two years in a row) don't just walk away from money like this. They'll just figure out another way to screw us.

funkychinaman 06-01-2013 07:35 AM

http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/lion...duction-plans/

How about a list of action stars who HAVEN'T been asked to be in an Expendables movie? (And what does Jackie Chan bring to the table that Jet Li doesn't? Other than being a Red stooge, that is.)

CanopyFive 06-03-2013 03:53 PM

Though I bought it when it first came out, I recently finished Hitman: Absolution. Let me start by saying I'm a HUG fan of the Hitman series. I like action and gunplay in video games, but the random massive scale of the violence in games like Saint's Row and GTA get to be, aside from completely unbelievable, a bit much for me. And it's really no-thought-involved gameplay.

Hitman: Absolution was, much like the most recent Star Trek reboot, a great action game, but it didn't feel like a Hitman game. The elements are all there. You have instanced levels, you have weapons and disguises to use and collect, and the stealth and patience are all present. However, you're not out on a contract basis and the entire plot of the game is a personal vendetta not an assassin taking out sanctioned targets. While I thoroughly enjoyed the gameplay, I miss the classic Agent 47 game.

Next up, lvling all 8 of my toons on SWTOR. Guh.

Excalibur 06-03-2013 05:06 PM

Well ok so the new Hitman game is where you're not playing an actual hitman...granted. Still it's fun.


Oh and SWTOR just stopped being fun.

Evil Tim 06-04-2013 03:13 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...tuff/XBone.jpg

Excalibur 06-04-2013 04:25 PM

And the dog's voice is from Forest Whitaker


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